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3 Lessons Learned on the Road ~ aka: Live the Life you want to Live

We've been on the road now for several weeks and what have I learned? I'm older than I used to be. The things I want and the things I thought I wanted, aren't the same. I'm groovin' with this RV life

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Introducing Illustrator Joel Strauss, my co-creator of the 1920s Coloring Book

  Joel Strauss is my eldest son, oldest child of four. He's always been a consummate artist especially with music, and most recently he's jumped into visual art using watercolor as his medium. We're

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RV – Snowbirding newbies. Our big mistake.

I've never imagined myself as an RVer. Though I've always pictured myself living in the tropics during the winter ~ faint-hearted Canadian here ~ that dream involved flying. Which is something my husband,

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Ten Years of Indie Publishing!

CLOCKWISE will forever be a book that's close to my heart. It was the story where I found my voice as a writer and also the book that landed me my first agent, a strong validation at the time. It was

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Who is Lady Mallowan and what does she have to do with Mallowan Court?

In Murder on Mallowan Court, the fictional street Ginger Gold lives on in South Kensington, is a nod to the mysterious Lady Mallowan.So, who is Lady Mallowan? Before introducing you to Lady Mallowan,

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Dance Marathons of the 1930s were savage entertainment.

Death by DancingAs I continue working on edits for Death by Dancing, it continues to amaze me that this kind of savage entertainment existed in modern times. Today I got a letter back from my editor, and

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Adventures and Misadventures + book news

You know how when sometimes so much happens at once that it’s hard to know where to start and it’s easier not to say anything at all? That’s kind of what the last couple of weeks have been like

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When Someone You Love is Ill – What the heck is scleroderma anyway?

This is a very personal blog post about my own experience dealing with a rare disease in a loved one. As I’ve mentioned on a recent facebook post, twelve years ago, my then 15 year old daughter was diagnosed

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